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Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Email: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk Telephone: 020 8946 2091

Facebook (Closed group):
Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please take a Parish Directory Leaflet (light blue). Ask a Welcomer. Also, complete Parish Registration & Gift Aid Forms, at church entrance & return them to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens.

There is usually at least one person to welcome people as they come into Sunday mass. Please make yourself known to them or to the priest. After the 10.30 a.m. Mass ALL are invited into the hall for a cuppa and chat. This is an easy way of getting to know fellow parishioners or just arranging dates with the priest.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Gift aid and standing orders

Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. Standing order forms make it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish.

Download the forms:
- Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Mandate.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.

Confession: on Saturdays, 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2020 are listed in the porch

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HOSPITAL CONTACTS

If you or a member of your family are admitted to one of these hospitals, do please let the hospital’s Catholic chaplain know:

- St George’s Hospital: Fr Mark Higgins (020 8725 3069)

- St Helier & Epsom Hospital: Fr Philip Pak (020 8296 3069)

- Kingston Hospital: Fr Tony Oleh (020 8546 7711)

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Parish prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon the people of this parish and grant them a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a consecration to your service.

That your love may grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Parish Safeguarding team

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.

If you have any worries or concerns about Safeguarding please email either Celine Duckworth at wimbledonparksg1@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or Simon Cowdry at wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or alternatively ring/text 07458 347 337.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Latest newsletters

- 28 November 2021, 1st Sunday of Advent (C)
- 21 November 2021, 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
- 14 November 2021, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
- 7 November 2021, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Latest Mass sheet

- 28 November 2021.

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Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, until 7:30pm.

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** Advent 2021 at Christ the King **

Download the Christmas flyer here.

CHRISTMAS TREES – ORDER YOURS FROM US THIS YEAR - Last chance to order this weekend.
This year we are not having a Christmas Fair, unlike the schools, so PLEASE, please, support your church & order your Christmas Tree from us this year! In order to do this we need a minimum of 40 orders. Please collect a form from the newsletter tables or download here. The trees will arrive at CTK, on Friday 10 December and can either be collected by yourselves or, for a fee of £5, can be delivered to your home. Please note that the DEADLINE for ordering the trees is SUNDAY 28 November.

Midnight Mass Scratch Choir
Interested in joining, please contact Clare - see Christmas flyer for details. Rehearsal Dates will be posted in the newsletter in December.

** Christmas Services **

Friday 24th December
- 6pm Mass
- 11.30pm Carols & Readings
- Midnight Mass

Saturday 25th December
- 8.30am Mass
- 10.30am Family Mass
- NO EVENING MASS

Sunday 26th December
- 8.30am Mass
- 10.30am Family Mass

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Dates for your diary

ADVENT CAKE SALE & CHRISTMAS CHEER– THIS SUNDAY 28 NOV AFTER 10.30 MASS IN THE HALL: Calling all bakers please bring along your cake(s) to the hall before 10.30 mass. And please do come along to buy and eat cake and have a cuppa accompanied by Christmas tunes. Contact Sharon Purtill - see newsletter for details.

First Sunday of Advent
Saturday 27th Nov at 4.15
- Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Carols all welcome to come along. Organised by the Cresidents.
Sunday 28th Nov after 10.30 Mass
- Christmas Bake sale plus teas and coffees and some Christmas cheer.

Third Sunday of Advent
Friday 10th Dec at 5pm
Sunday 12th Dec at 2pm
- Parish Seniors Christmas lunch. Open to parishioners, neighbours and family friends 60+. Sign up sheet at the back of Church. And if anyone would like to volunteer to help on the day please contact Frances Bartholomew - see Christmas flyer for details.

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From the newsletter

'Be BOLD' Petition to our Prime Minister regarding reducing carbon emissions. Please take a card from the table and send it off.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS The Book for the names of your loved ones is kept in the Lady Chapel.

ADVENT – This Sunday 28 November is the First Sunday of Advent
- ‘My Day to Day’ Advent booklets for Junior and Infant Children are available, free of charge, from the newsletter tables.
- Advent Calendars (purple sheets) are also available from the newsletter tables. These have suggestions on what we can do each day as a Christian in preparation for Christmas.

SAFEGUARDING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – YELLOW SHEET. All are invited to take a yellow sheet from the newsletter tables - this weekend. It contains important information regarding volunteering in your Parish.

THE CHILDREN’S LITURGY at 10.30 a.m. MASS: All children aged 3-8 are invited to come to the hall when Fr Anthony announces. NEW HELPERS are needed to join the team – please talk to Charles at 10.30 mass or email Joanne in the Parish Office if you are interested in knowing more.

10.30AM TEA, COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN HALL: All are invited to come and have a cup of coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE THE DRINKS – Sign-up sheets are on the notice board in the hall kitchen. So please do sign up if you want this to continue – Thanks!

FREE ONLINE TRAINING COURSES: The Catholic Church is offering free online EduCare/TES training courses for everyone. The courses, amongst others, include Child Protection, Domestic Abuse, Mental Capacity, Online Safety, Safeguarding Adults, Understanding Anxiety, Depression & Self Harm, … To sign up simply email safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk stating Christ the King Wimbledon Park and your name.

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Join us every THURSDAY (changed from Weds) at 7.00-8pm in the Church to pray for children/grandchildren. For info contact Marie- see newsleytter for details./p>

ADVENT BAKE SALE & CHRISTMAS CHEER– THIS SUNDAY 28 NOV AFTER 10.30 MASS IN THE HALL: Calling all bakers please bring along your cake(s) & any other home-made sweets & jam , to the hall before 10.30 mass. And please do come along to buy cakes & handicraft items and have a cuppa accompanied by Christmas tunes. Contact Sharon Purtill - see newsletter for details.

CTK ADVENT & CHRISTMAS EVENTS & SERVICES: Please take one of our special green ‘Christmas at Christ the King’ leaflets and keep it somewhere handy as all of our Advent/Christmas events and services are listed in detail. We look forward to welcoming you!

PARISH SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Our Christmas Lunch for senior parishioners takes place on Sunday 12 December at 2.00pm in the Church hall. Please sign up now on the Newsletter bench. If anyone is willing to help – shopping, setting up, serving on the day, please see Frances Bartholomew after 8.30am mass or phone her - see newsletter for details. Many thanks!

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COVID-19 Restrictions Update - "Back to more normal", July 2021

- Please continue to sanitize your hands at the door or in narthex.

- Track & Trace continues until we are told otherwise.

- Face masks are now optional.

- Some benches at the back are spaced out for those who prefer distancing.

- We may sing but only if wearing face masks. However, our choir will wait awhile before restarting.

- No limit to how many may come except for the usual Health & Safety measures all year round.

- Windows will remain open for better ventilation.

- Collection monies to be put into BLACK box at the back.

- You may leave Mass sheets in the church OR take them home.

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Daily Masses: Live streaming from various churches can be found on the internet.
- e.g. There are live Masses, Prayer, Rosaries from morning to night from around GB & Ireland. Go to: churchservices.tv/eltham and select 'WHAT'S ON NOW' or 'SCHEDULES'.
- For Mass Readings for each day go to: Readings at Mass - Universalis.

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IMPORTANT: If you have a loved one go into hospital, please let the CATHOLIC chaplain know.

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Coronavirus, and living our faith, a message from the parish’s SVP Conference

I want to help – what can I do?

First and foremost, keep your prayers going. We all need them. Then :

1. Reach out to our neighbours and fellow parishioners. Call or put a note through their door, with your contact details, offering to help. Join local efforts, like local Residents’ Associations, or the systems being recommended by each of our local MPs. Let us know of other practical steps that we can publicise.

2. Food banks. Local food banks have been running short. Some supermarkets have designated places to donate, or you can give an online donation or send an online order direct to the food bank, even if it has to wait a week.

3. Volunteer to be a Phone twin Can you sign up to call a named parishioner once a day, partly as a safety check but also to relieve the sheer boredom?

4.Identifying people without internet access, and offering to help get them online A small but significant minority of parishioners, mostly over 80, are not online. If they decide it would be a good idea to take the plunge, can you help to get them up and going?

5. Let us know if you have any skills to offer We will use the parish Facebook site to make specific requests. Please look at it, and volunteer where you can.

I need help – what can I do?

Follow Government advice, but if you need practical help, with shopping or anything else, get in touch. If you just want to talk through what is on your mind, please call.

1. Phone or text us on 07946 712 714.

2. Use the parish Facebook site – it is a ‘closed’ group so please ask to join if you are on Facebook ‘Parishioners & Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park’. It is a great way to keep in touch – particularly in these difficult times!

Just leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We in the SVP send you our prayers and hope to see you again soon.

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CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 160 members! It is a private, ‘closed’ group, so please do ask to join if you are on Facebook – ‘Parishioners & Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park’. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on!

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